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Biggest upsets in the NFL in Week 1 of the 2013 season

Biggest upsets in the NFL in Week 1 of the 2013 season

The following is a list of the biggest upsets in the NFL in Week 1, which ended on September 9, 2013. There were not a lot of upsets in Week 1, and there would have been one less except for a player making one of stupidest plays you will ever see which allowed an underdog to beat his team.

Biggest upsets in the NFL in Week 1 of the 2013 season

The Tennessee Titans pulled off the biggest upset in the NFL in Week 1, when they went into Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and beat the Steelers, 16 9, as seven point underdogs. The Titans won the game with defense, as they only allowed the Steelers 195 total yards in the game.

Either the Titans are going to have a great defense this season, or the Steelers or going to have a lousy offense based upon this game. The Steelers did lose a key player, as center Maurkice Pouncey tore ligaments in his right knee and is probably out for the year.

The Steelers lost a home opener for the first time since the 2002 season, when the Oakland Raiders beat them.

Philadelphia Eagles upset Washington Redskins as 4.5 point underdogs

The Philadelphia Eagles went on on the road to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland in Week 1 and upset the Washington Redskins, 33 27, as 4.5 point underdogs. Using the new fast paced offense of head coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles ran 53 plays in the first half as they built a 26 7 halftime lead.

Robert Griffin III, playing exactly eight months after he had major knee surgery, got the Redskins going in the second half to make the game close, but the Eagles hung on for the 33 27 win. LeSean McCoy ran for 184 yards and a TD, while quarterback Michael Vick threw two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Eagles to the upset win.

New York Jets upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 3 point underdogs

The New York Jets upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 18 17, at home as three point underdogs thanks to a stupid play by Bucs linebacker Lavonte David. After Tampa Bay had taken the lead with a field goal with less than minute to play, Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith got the ball back at his own 20 yard line with :34 seconds left in the game.

Smith hit tight end Kellen Winslow with a 25 yard pass on first down. On second down, Smith scrambled to his right and then took off for the sideline going out of bounds at the Tampa Bay 45 yard line with just seconds left in the game, when Lavonte David pulled an absolute rock, and hit Smith late out of bounds.

The 15 yard penalty put the ball on the Tampa 30 yard line, and Nick Folk ran out to hit a 47 yard field goal with :02 left in the game to give the Jets the 18 17 upset win. The stupid hit by Lavonte David was one of the dumbest plays I’ve ever seen, and it cost his team a win.

Miami Dophins upset the Cleveland Browns as 1.5 point underdogs

The Miami Dolphins went on the road in Week 1 and upset the Cleveland Browns, 23 10, as 1.5 point underdogs. Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden was sacked six times and threw three interceptions in the game. Weeden has never looked like a NFL quarterback to me.

brother enters 2014 NFL draft

brother enters 2014 NFL draft

Jon Gruden rumors seemingly swirl no matter how much the former coach says he isn’t returning to the NFL, at least not this season anyway. However it could be brother Jay who makes a name for himself in 2014. 9, Jay Gruden and the Washington Redskins have finalized a deal to make Gruden the next head coach. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Gruden received a five year deal, per a source.

ESPN reported that Gruden had been scheduled to interview with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday before he agreed to become the coach in DC. He is expected to be introduced by the Redskins on Thursday afternoon.

In other NFL news, Mike Flacco, brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be entering the 2014 NFL draft.

The Baltimore Sun reported on Jan. 9 that the New Haven sophomore tight end hopes to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and play in the NFL next season. The Flacco family seems to produce great athletes.

The 6 foot 5, 245 pound Mike Flacco had a shot at being a professional baseball player and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles back in 2009. Flacco decided to voluntarily retire when the Birds traded him to Boston last April.

Rob Ford to talk NFL on Washington radio station

Rob Ford to talk NFL on Washington radio station

“We think he’s hilarious,” the station said via its Twitter account. capital. appearance.Ford’s connection to football is nothing short of an obsession.He told CBC News he has been a big Washington Redskins fan since he was young and once attended a training camp for the team. He also likes the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins (which he calls “the Fish”) and Chicago Bears.When asked about the Redskins team name, which has been opposed for decades as a slur against native Americans, Ford said the name should not be changed. He likened it to the name of Cleveland’s baseball team, the Indians.”What are we going to call the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Aboriginals next? The ‘Skins are the ‘Skins,” Ford said.The mayor has coached high school teams for decades, and regularly attends CFL games all over Canada.Ford famously wore a vintage NFL tie on the day he admitted to using crack cocaine while in office. The tie featured logos of all NFL teams, circa the 1993 4 season.He also recently attended a Buffalo Bills game in Toronto against the Atlanta Falcons, wearing running back Fred Jackson’s jersey. He wears Toronto Argos jerseys to council on occasion as well.